Steering Problems of Mazda MAZDA3
Mazda MAZDA3 owners have reported 68 problems related to steering (under the steering category).
#1 - Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3
The car was a 2007 Mazda Mazda3. I was making a turn and my vehicle had suddenly become very difficult to steer. Happened twice that day and when I parked, my vehicle shut off. I took it in to get it checked and was informed there was a safety recall for power steering issues on Mazda 3 2007-2009. I called Mazda customer service and was informed my vehicle VIN did not fall under the recall and that they would not repair my vehicle unless it was at my own expense. Mazda only recalls specific vehicles and not all. This issue happened on 07/30/2013.
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#2 - Steering problem of the 2005 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle is a 2005 Mazda Mazda3. While driving, the power steering was lost suddenly. The fluid is right at max when cool, and has never given problems before. It was Jun. 3, 2013 when this steering issue occurred.
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#3 - Steering problem of the 2012 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved is a 2012 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this Mazda3 is JM1BL1L88C_. When I drove the car, the power assist lost which made me so hard to turn and control the steering wheel. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013.
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#4 - Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved was a 2007 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this vehicle was JM1BK32F28_. Drove vehicle a short distance, parked & shut off engine. Started engine a short time later and as soon as I turned the steering wheel the power steering assist malfunction lamp turned on and the wheel could not be turned with reasonable effort (car was still stopped). This problem occurred on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
#5 - Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Mazda Mazda3. My husband was driving to work when he experienced a problem with the power steering, it became very hard to steer. He made it to work, and the Mazda continues to have power steering issues. Today 5/11/13, a friend informed us that there is a Mazda 3 2007 power steering recall. I am upset that Mazda never sent me any information regarding the recall. That is unacceptable, that is a very real concern. I called the Mazda dealer number, and it just states to wait for "second" letter, well, it would have been nice to have the first letter. This is a huge safety problem, and very irresponsible of Mazda not to notify all owners. This steering problem happened on Feb. 12, 2013.
#6 - Steering problem of the 2007 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle was a 2007 Mazda Mazda3. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is JM1BK34447_. I have experienced sudden loss of power steering (about once a week). Although Mazda has issued a recall for 2007-2009 Mazda3 with the same problem, they refuse to pay for my repair because the manufacturing date is a few days before the recall. The failure date was April 1, 2013.
#7 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. At approximately 55 miles an hour the in-tire pressure monitoring system's rim attaching nut corroded off of the valve stem on the tire. Tire pressure dropped immediately and had to stop and pull off the road. The valve stem fell into the tire once pulled over and inspected. All 4 tires all corroded evenly and need to have the stems and nuts replaced. I've opted for a rubber valve stem whilst submitting complaints. I still have not had the 3 other tires fixed. Replacement non-aluminum tpms are 35-50 a piece + installation. 1. Cheap nuts that crack and fall off tire stems. 2. Aluminum stems that corrode completely removing the threads. 3. High speed crash hazard. This steering issue occurred 08/10/2012.
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#8 - Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved is a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mazda Mazda3 is JM1BL1SGXA_. Have had intermittent power steering loss with indicator light illumination for approximately one year. After engine gets up to temp power steering cuts out. It will sometimes resume after stopping to let the engine cool. Current recall extends to 2007-2009 model year vehicles until the month before my vehicle was made. Mazda refuses to recognize that this could be related and since vehicle is out of warranty won't repair. This steering problem happened on Fri., Jul. 1, 2011.
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#9 - Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle is a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he turned left and the steerng wheel seized. The warning light also illuminated on the instrument panel. The steering wheel returned to normal function a few minutes later. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The dealer was notified and the contact was informed that there were no recalls addressing the failure. The manufacture was contacted and they also stated that there were not any recalls. The failure and current mileages were 40,700. It was Thursday, June 7, 2012 when this steering issue happened.
#10 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle is a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. VIN of the vehicle was JM1BK32F98_. I started the car, put it in reverse and began backing out. As the car began to move the steering felt sluggish like the power steering was not working. The condition lasted a few seconds then cleared up. That happened twice more as I was backing out. Whenever the steering became sluggish some of the warning lights turned on (low tire, abs, brake, oil, etc). They turned off whenever the steering returned to normal. The condition seemed to clear itself so I put the car in drive and went a few hundred feet. The sluggish steering and flashing warning lights began again. I stopped the car, left the engine running and checked the tires, power steering belt, and power steering fluid level. All were ok. At this point I shut off the engine and removed the key. The speedometer and tachometer needles oscillated wildly from end to end for several seconds. The warning lights were also on. After waiting for the instrumentation to settle to the normal off state, I inserted the key and attempted to start the vehicle. There was no electrical power whatever, like the battery had been removed. I removed the key waited 15 seconds and attempted to start the engine again. That time the car started as expected. I drove the car slowly for a few minutes and there was no recurrence of the problem. The car has been driven several hundred miles since then with no recurrence of the steering issue or flashing warning lights. This steering issue occurred Apr. 6, 2012.
#11 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this Mazda3 is JM1BK34458_. Sudden loss of power steering while traveling at moderate speed. Upon sudden loss of power steering the car pulled heavily to the right causing me to nearly hit a large tree on this very narrow road. This issue happened on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.
#12 - Steering problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3
The car was a 2006 Mazda Mazda3. Two loss of power steering incidents in the past two weeks. I am the second owner and purchased in November 2011. The first incident occurred in my parking garage at school after I had turned left into the garage. Could not turn the wheel at all, fortunately there was an empty space directly in front of me. Car sat for a few hours and then drove fine. A week later driving thru an alley at about 10 - 15 mph lost steering again, this time had it towed to a local repair shop. They cannot find a thing wrong calling it a very "unique and strange" issue. Started doing some research on the internet and we found the recall on the 2007+ Mazda 3. Called Mazda today, while they created a file # for my complaint they basically said that there were no "reported incidents" on this vehicle year , claiming not to know of the 2006 having any similar problems to the 2007+ recalled models and is not a recall issue. How many owners must risk driving under these conditions before Mazda must do something about it?!. This steering issue occurred March 6, 2012.
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#13 - Steering problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3
The reporting person owns 2006 Mazda Mazda3. The contact was driving 40 mph when the radio began powering on and off independently and the steering wheel seized. The failure corrected itself shortly after. The vehicle was then taken to the dealer for diagnosis but the dealer stated there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The manufacturer was contacted and they stated there was nothing they could do to assist the contact. The failure mileage was 62,853 and the current mileage was 64,000. This problem occurred on Tue., May. 1, 2012.
#14 - Steering problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle is a 2006 Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is JM1BK12F56_. Five times in the last month I have experienced problems when making left turns. The power steering momentarily shuts off, and the radio/electrical system shuts off momentarily as well. On one occasion the engine also shut off momentarily (for about one full second). When this happens, I feel a complete loss of control over the vehicle. Two different independent mechanics told me that they could not fix the problem and the Mazda dealership refuses to diagnose the problem without charging me because the problem is not a recall, and the car is not under warranty. There is a recall for a very similar issue with the 2007 model of Mazda 3s, but the 2006 models are not included in that recall. It was 05/14/12 when this steering issue occurred.
#15 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of the problem Mazda3 is JM1BK32F98_. Vehicle was traveling in left lane on interstate and suddenly turned into concrete divider. This steering issue occurred Sep. 15, 2011.
#16 - Steering problem of the 2006 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mazda Mazda3 is JM1BK32FX6_. While making a right or left turn there is a temporary loss of power steering causing the car to almost veer into on-coming traffic because the steering efford increases significantly. This has happened several times. I have noticed no fault lights in the instrument pannel when this occurs. The steering loss appears to occur at random and sporatically. It was Friday, Sep. 16, 2011 when this steering issue happened.
#17 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The contact received a recall notice associated with NHTSA campaign id number 10v374000 (steering:electric power assist system). An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that they were waiting on the necessary parts to arrive before performing the repair. Approximately one year later, the contact was still being informed that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was unavailable. It was 09/01/10 when this steering issue happened.
#18 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The reporting person owns a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact experienced a loss of electronic power steering assist and as a result, crashed into a curb. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostics where the technicians advised the contact of NHTSA campaign id number: 10v374000 (steering:electric power assist system), which the vehicle was included. The technician agreed to repair the vehicle under the recall but would not cover the repairs for the damage to the wheel due to the crash. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.
#19 - Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved was a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle had a crash. The VIN of the car is JM1BL1SF7A_. While I was making a exit from the freeway onto a local road, I lost control of the steering wheel while slowly braking. Afterwards my car spun out of control and I was in a head on collision with the guard rail for the highway ramp. This happened with my car logging close to 21500 miles. Inspection at the body shop determined that issues between the brake pads and steering wheel led to the steering wheel stopping. Fixing this problem involves replacing brake and possibly steering components according to the body shop. It was 06/10/2011 when this steering issue occurred.
#20 - Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved is a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. Crash was involved with the Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this Mazda3 is JM1BL1SF2A_. Car failed to start. Mazda sent tow truck. Tow truck operator was able to start the car in neutral. Tow truck operator declined to tow the car and sent driver home. Later that day the wheel locked, power brakes failed and driver rolled into a ditch. Driver turned off ignition, unlocked steering wheel, backed car out of ditch and called Mazda for another tow. The consumer stated the day of delivery, the salesman had trouble starting the car and requested a technician make some adjustment to the ignition. The wheel locked and the key would not start the vehicle. After the adjustments, the vehicle appeared to work fine. The dealer stated the vehicle would not start because a cable was bent, which was prohibiting the vehicle from being recognized in park when attempting to start it. Updated ivoq 08/19/jb updated ivoq 08/20/jb. This issue happened on July 8, 2010.
#21 - Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle involved was a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was JM1BL1SF2A_. Loss of steering control on my 2010 Mazda 3 resulting in accident. Also the brakes did not operate as designed. While turning a corner the vehicle steering wheel locked and/or loss steering control , brakes were applied, vehicle begin to stop but before stopping, it turned and ran off the road causing damage to vehicle and property. This was confirmed by driver, 2 passengers and the police. This was the first time this happened. Not sure what is wrong with vehicle. Damaged being repaired at this time. This steering issue occurred Monday, August 9, 2010.
#22 - Steering problem of the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved is a 2010 Mazda Mazda3. The car had a crash. On 11/4, I was on my way to meet my yoga classmate for lunch at 1917 bistro. The restaurants parking lot was full. So, I backed out and circled the block to find another parking space. When driving on livernois I noticed a parking lot thats why I decided to go back around. I pulled into the first empty parking lot which I thought was better than trying to parallel parking in the one space on the street. So, I turned into a graveled parking lot. I made a left then began to pull up to the parking space but the car accelerated and smashed into a building. The car would not stop so I shifted the car into reverse. The car jerked back wildly; it was hard to handle but I got the car to stop. A man came out of the wig shop. I was standing outside of the car examining the damage - white paint from the building and a slight puck on both sides of the bumper. The man looked at me incredulously because he said the impact shook theshop . His mouth was open and it took him a few minutes to close it. A woman came out also because she felt the impact in the shop next to the man's shop. There were no witnesses to my acceleration problem. I did not report the incident because I did not see a police officer (it's detroit). After lunch, I drove back home and sent Mazda an email. I heard from Mazda Friday morning. The car was towed to the dealer in troy. I spoke to amir about the incident and told him that the car was on its way into the dealership (by the way, I even have my oil change at the dealership). When the car arrived I received a call from scott bryant who, in an accusatory manner asked me to repeat what happened despite amir telling him my story. He warned me that it will take all afternoon to look at the car. Scott called later to inform me that a field engineer will be coming in on Monday to look at the car. He did not offer me a rental. It was Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 when this steering issue happened.
#23 - Steering problem of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle involved is a 2009 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of the problem Mazda3 is JM1BK34389_. Power steering goes out on 2009 Mazda m3. Had two occurrences, and took to dealership. Auto was checked via computer and I was basically accused of being dishonest. 1 month later, while on an exit ramp the power steering again went out (car going approximately 35mph), took a picture of dashboard to eliminate being dismissed by the dealership. Have another appt with service department. The failure date was Feb. 9, 2010.
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#24 - Steering problem of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle having this issue was a 2009 Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mazda Mazda3 is JM1BK32G59_. When sitting at a traffic light in my 2009 Mazda3 4-door sedan, the power steering suddenly and unexpectedly stopped working. The warning light came on (a yellow steering wheel indicator with an exclamation point). I was able to drive home with much effort to make turns. Parked car in garage. 5 minutes later returned to check it again. Started car and power steering was functional again. This problem occurred on Thursday, July 15, 2010.
#25 - Steering problem of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle involved was a 2009 Mazda Mazda3. (2009 Mazda 3i touring value automatic transmission) the temperature was about 94 degrees outside, I was driving on a sidestreet, going no more than 25 mph, the steering wheel got harder to turn & then I noticed the dashboard light up with the power steering icon. This steering issue occurred 07/17/10.
#26 - Steering problem of the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3
The car is a 2009 Mazda Mazda3. There was crash involved with this Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle was a 2009 Mazda, Mazda3. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph on the highway, proceeded into the left lane and the vehicle unexpectedly swayed from the left to right direction without engaging the steering wheel. In addition, the engine exhibited a loud roaring noise. The contact was able to gain steering control and continued. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the two front wheel ball bearings were replaced. The noise stopped after the repair was performed on the vehicle. The contact drove at low speeds to avoid the unintended swaying movement of the vehicle. The failure mileage was 33,681. This steering problem happened on Mon., Aug. 2, 2010.
#27 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of the car is JM1BK32338_. 2008 Mazda 3 has electronic variable orfice in the power steering system the fuse that controls this valve blew for the first time on may 11th, 2009. It has blown 2 additional times, including today in rush hour traffic. Unlike other manufacturers, when this fuse blows, the valve closes, cutting off all flow to the rack, disabling the power assist. When the fuse blew today, I was in the middle of an intersection, turning left. I had to struggle to turn sharp enough to avoid hitting a car waiting to go straight. The valve should have been designed to stay open when power is removed, which would cause the assist to be at is greatest amount, not losing all assist by closing. It was 05/20/09 when this steering issue happened.
#28 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle is a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of the problem Mazda3 is JM1BK32GX8_. The power steering in my 2008 Mazda 3 failed the day before my brother was supposed to take it for his road test. My car has been sitting at my dealership for 4 weeks now, and the new estimate time for the parts replacement is mid-July. According to them, they have over 40 cars in their parking lot alone waiting for the same part. And Mazda USA has yet to recall it. They provided me with me loaner car, free of charge, but I am only 20 years old so my mother had to use it and I have to use her vehicle. It has created a bit of stress seeing as she drives a Ford expedition and the gas is twice as much as mine. And I have just received my second monthly bill in which I do not even have my car. It was Thursday, May 21, 2009 when this steering issue happened.
#29 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The car was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this vehicle is JM1BK32F98_. Power steering cutting out at random times. Very hard to steer. My young grand daughter almost had a crash. Power steering cut out three times before I got it to the dealer. (replaced power steering motor -see 10315633 from the same complainant). This problem occurred on Monday, February 15, 2010.
#30 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved is a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. Was driving in heavy traffic going about 5 to 10 miles per hour at each braking interval. Was ready to move again and heard a funny plastic click noise from the front. Thought something was wrong with the latch to steering wheel or had run over something on the road. Went to turn the well to make sure nothing was there and steering wheel began to stiffen extremely. After a few seconds a warning light came up in the dashboard that was of a steering wheel and a exclamation mark. Was able to brake and roughly turn the wheel to pull to the left median out of traffic. Went to glove box and pulled out vehicle manual and looked up the warning indicator that lit. It tells you to pull over and park safely and to turn the vehicle completely off to see if the warning will go out or stay on. I turned my vehicle off and gave it a few seconds and turned it back on. It went out and the power steering was restored. I called the dealership and was told they have recently heard of this issue and to bring it in sometime this week if possible. I told them I would bring it in that morning. I took it to them and when waiting to sign papers and turn over my keys was told another customer in front of me was having the same issue with their vehicle. The dealership says the repairs are at no cost to me and they offered to give me a rental car during repairs. One day to have repair kit done. It was Wed., Apr. 7, 2010 when this steering issue happened.
#31 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle involved was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The VIN of this Mazda3 is JM1BK32478_. We bought our Mazda 3 in August of 2008. We live in CT and my son goes to college in ri. He has the car with him. He has complained numerous times that he has no power steering. Just recently the power steering was lost on I-95 when he was exiting. This is a very dangerous situation and it seems Mazda is aware of it but has not ordered a recall. The failure date was 05/15/2010.
#32 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The car involved is a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Mazda Mazda3 is JM1BK34308_. I drive a Mazda 3 2008, 5 door with power steering. The power steering suddenly went off as I was turning from a busy street left into a parking lot. I was able to control the car and parked. The owner's manual said to turn off the engine wait and restart. If light stayed on call dealer. After 10 mins the indicator light stayed off. I was able to drive the car home without further incident. I am taking the car to the dealer. I went online Mazda users websites, jdpower, about automobile, etc. And discovered that this is a persistent (back to 2008) to current( 5/27/10) problem. When does such a problem rise tot the level of a recall? this is a dangerous condition!. It was Wed., May. 26, 2010 when this steering issue occurred.
#33 - Steering problem of the 2008 Mazda MAZDA3
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Mazda Mazda3. Failed power steering for 2008 Mazda 3: I had no indication that there was a problem until it was to late. I was stuck in traffic and near my Mazda dealer when the power steering went out. Unable to turn steering wheel at idle, but able to steer as the car speeds up--but had to put much effort into it. I bought the car brand new. I was unaware of any recalls for this particular problem. Car is still in the shop for part replacement. Despite part replacement, I'm sure there will be more steering problems in the future. This is major safety issue. This steering issue occurred Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010.
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|Power Steering Light On problems||46|
|Power Steering Failed problems||35|
|Lose Power Steering problems||16|
|Power Steering Pump problems||15|
|Electric Power Assist Steering System problems||8|
|Steering Column problems||4|
|Power Steering Fluid problems||2|
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||2|
|Steering Failed problems||2|
|Steering Is Tight problems||2|
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||2|
|Steering Linkages problems||1|